MINOT, N.D. – Every four years, the world gets a taste of the best ice dancers around. But what you might not know is that one ice dancer is from right here in the Magic City
Leah Neset and Dimitry Tsarevski are ice dancing protégés. The pair have danced together for the last six months.
"There is so much technical stuff and then you have to look good while you're doing it,” said Neset.
The grace and ease these two skate with is not by accident.
"So definitely a lot of work going into practice. We practice several hours a day, 3 to 5 hours. They also have ballet twice a week,” says Elena Dostatni, ice dancing coach.
The ice becomes second nature. These two spend more time on it than they do on solid ground.
"What it takes to be successful is a lot of hard work, it is a very simple answer. You can be as talented as you want to be. There are many skaters who were extremely talented in the past they have never made it anywhere because they did not invest into work as much,” said Dostatni.
These two athletes don't mind putting in the work. Neset and her mom have moved from Minot to Colorado Springs in order for her to get the practice she needs to be successful.
"I'm learning how to balance my time. It's fun, but exhausting,” said Neset.
They say the hard work pays off when you nail your favorite part.
"Doing lifts and trying to get everything like strong without wobbling around when you're holding her,” said Tsarevski.
Working hard to achieve these young ice dancers' dreams.
Neset and Tsarevski are performing Friday night at an exhibition held by the Minot Figure Skating Club. The two will perform three numbers at the Pepsi rink from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.